Nyanza Students Speak out against Violence in Homes

As a way of combating Gender Based Violence in Society, ActionAid Rwanda initiated Sarah Club in over 14 School in Nyanza District. The club at Mpanga Primary School sensitizes students of both genders about the different types of abuse.  
L-R:Gad Musengimana; Estelle Nshimwe; Augustine Nsabimana; Martin Uwizeyimana
L-R:Gad Musengimana; Estelle Nshimwe; Augustine Nsabimana; Martin Uwizeyimana

“Bullying students is also GBV. Therefore I have to watch out for those boys who try to beat girls or young children at school and report them to the teachers. “

Gad Musengimana 15, P.6.

“I learnt that abuse involves many bad things. For example sexual abuse, fighting amongst parents and fighting between children. I always help young boys and girls in lower classes not to fight with each other.”

Estelle Nshimwe 13, P.5.

“Sarah Club has taught me that abuse whether at school or at home is punishable. I don’t fight at school or at home.”

Augustine Nsabimana 13, P.5.

“If anyone tried to abuse me on my way to school or home, I report them to my teachers or local authorities.”

Martin Uwizeyimana 13, P.4.

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